Congratulations to E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship winner Paul McNicholas

Paul McNicholas, Mathematics & Statistics, has been awarded the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada’s prestigious E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship. He was one of six researchers to receive a fellowship, awarded annually to enhance the career development of highly promising scientists and engineers with a strong international reputation for original research.

Director of McMaster’s MacDATA Institute, McNicholas holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics and is a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a leading expert in developing new statistical and machine learning methods and tools to analyze large or complex datasets, and works with researchers from diverse disciplines to apply these approaches to difficult data analysis problems. His research has contributed to projects across many disciplines, such as, identifying developmental trajectories of children on the autism spectrum, identifying the factors that best predict mental health challenges in local immigrant and refugee children, and determining which crops will grow best in developing countries.

Steacie Fellowships are held for a two-year period at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution. Each fellow receives a grant of $250,000 over two years and is relieved of teaching and administrative duties, enabling them to devote their time and energy to research. Learn more.
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